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PostPosted:Mon Apr 23, 2007 6:22 am 
as you all know i have brought a 1300 dolly, needs work but dont they all..
thing is the clutch doesn't work at all.

you have pressure behind pedal.
no leaks as i can see from master or slave.
so could be clutch fork?
or clutch worn out totally?

what do ya think... winner gets a can of something

cheers terry


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PostPosted:Mon Apr 23, 2007 6:35 am 
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If the car has been stationary for a while the clutch may need freeing off. Select 1st or reverse with the engine off, then try to start the engine (keep the clutch pedal fully depressed).

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PostPosted:Mon Apr 23, 2007 7:28 am 
Does it not release or wont it come on? If it won't release then do what Martin said. If it wont come on then it's probably been burnt/worn out. It did have an old lady owner didn't it :P :lol:


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PostPosted:Mon Apr 23, 2007 11:43 am 
the woman said the clutch went all of a sudden! which makes me think something broke.. more than likely i'm wrong. might just take box of and have a quick look..

not doing much today and tomorrow!!!


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PostPosted:Mon Apr 23, 2007 9:27 pm 
was this the one on the bay with the snapped clutch cable :lol:


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PostPosted:Mon Apr 23, 2007 9:47 pm 
no it was the green one in Cardiff


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PostPosted:Mon Apr 23, 2007 11:36 pm 
had a go at the clutch today. tryed to start it in gear with foot on pedal. nothing.. still no clutch.. box off next and have a look see i think..


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PostPosted:Tue Apr 24, 2007 8:22 am 
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I think you're right, always best to try the easy things first though. :wink:

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PostPosted:Fri Apr 27, 2007 12:39 pm 
ah ah!!! found out why clutch does not work. the lining on one side is missing!!!! :shock: so had a phone around and i can get it re-lined for £12 so im off to cardiff to get it done. so dolly should be on road by sunday :D


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PostPosted:Tue May 01, 2007 4:50 pm 
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I've just had to replace the clutch plate in Snowdrop and I'd only replaced the clutch last July. The car has only been in daily use since I got her through the MoT last October so it ain't had too many miles. Once the gearbox is back on I'll be cooking on the proverbial gas. My replacement clutch plate was only £12.10 from my trusty local motor factor and they had it on the shelf!

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PostPosted:Mon May 14, 2007 3:22 pm 
hi there this is the next stage of trying to get the clutch working.

new clutch fitted and gear box back in. new gearbox mount fitted. clutch slave bolted back on. all ready to fire up.

clutch slave really stricky so stripped and freed up.

but still no clutch, bleeded clutch but no pedal.

what have i done wrong???

cheers terry


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PostPosted:Thu May 17, 2007 8:47 pm 
hi guys. gearbox and clutch are now sorted :D had lots of trouble bleeding the clutch but that now done as well. you guys help out again read that if you take the slave off and pump the piston in and out it bleeds up lovely. took about 5 mins. just have to put the seats back in. and off to mot to see how much more work i got to do.

cheers guys terry


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PostPosted:Tue Jun 19, 2007 11:42 pm 
I've got a similar problem,

My dollys stood for about a year then we went to replace the exhaust. Couldn't press the clutch pedel down at all... so my brother who was helping me stomped his foot hard down, BANG, bonnet open, watering cans out, pipes split, now i've sorted the exhaust, gotta sort the bloody pipe out, but the nut that the pipe goes through into the gearbox won't come undone, so I keep soakin that in WD 40 to try n free it off. Once I finally get this pipe replaced, does anyone have a clue as to what the problem could be as I assume replacing the pipe & replacing the fluid won't change a thing. I have a new clutch slave cylinder just incase its that, but what do other think???

There was no problem with the clutch before it was stood


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PostPosted:Wed Jun 20, 2007 9:36 am 
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After you've fixed the pipe, You will need to free up the clutch. the easiest way to do this is to start the car in gear and then drive around in circles with your foot on the clutch. (you need a fair bit of room to do this)

If there was enough pressure in the system to split the clutch hose, I should think the hydraulics are ok.


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PostPosted:Sat Jun 30, 2007 5:03 pm 
damn clutch!!! having not looked at dolly for a few weeks.(new job, wife, 21month old baby) you all know how it is.

i thought i had sorted clutch but no. what i thought was a good pedal wasn't. so had a go at bleeding it again. i now have a pedal that feels about right. but still no clutch.

it very hard to get into gear. so sounds like the clutch needs more bleeding

if i drip the clutch pedal i can start the engine but there is alot of noise and the gearbox vibrate lots. and the clutch smokes.

does this all sound like the clutch needs bleeding or something else??
any ideas?

cheers terry


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